Mourinho lauds ‘invaluable’ Carrick as United confirm new deal

Date published: Thursday 9th June 2016 3:13

Michael Carrick: Celebrates re-signing for Manchester United

Michael Carrick: Celebrates re-signing for Manchester United

Manchester United have announced midfielder Michael Carrick has agreed terms to extend his contract to June 2017.

The 34-year-old’s contract expired at the end of the season but Jose Mourinho has moved to ensure Carrick remains at the club while he begins his reign.

Carrick told United’s official website: “This great club has been a part of my life for the past 10 years, so I am delighted that this incredible journey is continuing.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to work under José Mourinho, who has achieved so much during his managerial career.

“I would like to thank the fans for their unwavering support. Winning the FA Cup was a special moment and, hopefully, we can go on to win more trophies in the future.”

Mourinho added: “Michael is a very intelligent midfielder and a great reader of the game. I am pleased that he will be extending his contract.

“His form this year shows his ability and his enjoyment of the game are as strong as ever.

“Michael has a wealth of experience from his many years at the club and that knowledge will be invaluable to me. I am really looking forward to working with him.”

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